System support for time-critical applications

  • J. Duane Northcutt
  • Eugene M. Kuerner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 614)


A number of interesting application areas have time constraints associated with them — most notably in the area of multimedia. Today's workstations do not provide adequate support for applications whose definition of correctness is a function of time. This paper presents a set of system-level mechanisms that permit the incorporation of multiple streams of sustained, high-bandwidth, time-critical information as first-class data types within a distributed workstation computing environment. This work is being done as a part of a broader research effort being conducted at Sun Microsystems Laboratories to develop fundamental system technology in support of multimedia applications.


Regulation Object Resource Request Temporal Alignment Sample Delivery Operating System Kernel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Duane Northcutt
    • 1
  • Eugene M. Kuerner
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Inc.USA

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